A family romance,
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This review is from: A Thousand Pardons (Kindle Edition)
I'm not familiar with Jonathan Dee's previous work but a review in the Irish Times prompted me to get this book for my summer holiday reading. It absorbed me from the first page. The world of suburban New York, male midlife crises, shaky marriages and self-absorbed teenagers is familiar enough from films and TV series as is the response of a community under threat from one of its members. The middle-aged woman in search of a job after years of home-making is also familiar and her success in an unexpected field is ... well, not quite credible.
The title "A Thousand Pardons" refers to one of the themes of novel - forgiveness. It covers the need to forgive oneself and others, the capacity to admit wrongdoing and the effects of failing to admit wrongdoing or to make amends, at personal, community and institutional levels.
I enjoyed the novel and as I read it I could picture it as a film.